From Liine, creators of Lemur music tech used by Bjork, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, and others, comes a new music making app for the amateur to professional musicians.
Skram is a new app for iPad that aims to make it easy to create electronic music without simplifying the process to the point of losing it’s appeal. The app gives you access to a number of devices which you can use to create unique sounds. Using in-built widgets Skram offers 3 ways to create musical patterns with your devices, with more devices, widgets and features coming soon.
Developed by Liine, creators of Lemur MIDI controller used by various big name artists, Skram was created over the course of years in Berlin absorbing the bubble of musicians, producers, techies, and clubs that fill the city. Having worked with pros for years Liine decided they wanted to create an app that can be picked up by newbies whilst still providing a platform that more experienced musicians can enjoy creating on.
Liine CEO, Gareth Williams says: “We realised there was a need for an accessible platform, something to enable fans to make the music they like without feeling patronised. We felt that we could build something that inspires existing musicians too, for whom simplicity stimulates creativity, freedom and fun.”
A lot of music apps’ setbacks is their aim to either simplify the creative process for accessibility by beginners but leaving out any experimental potential for vets, or create a feature-packed program that even some of the best musos will find intimidating. Skram aims to find the middle-ground. Do they achieve it? Decide for yourself!
Skram is available for iPad with OS 9.0 or above for $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 from the App Store.
See Liine’s Lemur tech in use by Daft Punk at their cameo in Kanye West’s 2008 Grammy Awards performance here.